Textile Arts students worked with elementary classes,
building on a model Ms. Stordahl had established in
a project the previous year.
Drawing board: the impetus for the project
The idea for Quilting Across the Curriculum came about in 1995 when a group
of 3rd grade students participating in a district-wide project on the Environment
made a paper quilt. That quilt was so successful that Meggan Stordahl thought
quilting was a good format for a second district-wide project. In launching
Quilting Across the Curriculum, Ms. Stordahl took advantage of three complementary
An exhibit of quilts at the Museum of Wildlife by Marta Amundson, a Wyoming artist.
"Quilting in the Tetons," an annual event that draws women from around the country to Jackson for a week to teach and
give demonstrations in quilting techniques.
Her own passion for textiles and interest in focusing a class on fiber and fabrics.
The plan was to work with her Textile Arts students to create a K-12 quilting project and then hold workshops to teach teachers
how to use quilts to explore a topic or theme from their existing curriculum.